The time we told a Harley Street paediatrician where to go ~ (yep, they tried to wade in on baby sleep…)

I’m going to be lazy and link to the Instagram post I did rather than reblog here. Here’s the doodling I did on this experience - For Cub, Wildfire (I’ll never not come). I count myself incredibly lucky that I discovered Lyndsey Hookway and learned about biologically normal infant sleep during pregnancy. Not a bone … Continue reading The time we told a Harley Street paediatrician where to go ~ (yep, they tried to wade in on baby sleep…)

Why we choose to parent without punishments and rewards

I can’t think now how I came to discover parenting without punishment specifically - I think it must have been something I naturally discovered having got really into the neuroscience and psychology of child development during pregnancy, and once you know how that works there’s no going back. One tricky side effect of that research … Continue reading Why we choose to parent without punishments and rewards

A little day in the life

It’s so lovely now we’re finally getting some milder weather. Brisk, cool but not freezing, and sunshine is my favourite combination, and Cub is happier because we can go outside so much more easily. Fancied a little rough day in the life post today… so here we go. Cub woke up at 7.25, and we … Continue reading A little day in the life

Our weekly rhythm ~ 16 months old

Up until now… I’ve never been a big attender of baby classes, not just because of lockdown and not just because I’m an introvert who prefers my own company - I don’t really believe they’re necessary and Cub benefitted from and enjoyed free movement and play and just being read to endlessly at home with … Continue reading Our weekly rhythm ~ 16 months old

Motherhood, feminism, glass ceilings, work vs home & Jimmy Choos ❤️

When I was younger (like MUUUUCH younger!) I thought I’d go back to work after having a baby at 6 weeks post partum. I guess I thought I’d be a career mum and back in my Jimmy Choos. Christ knows why. Maybe movies? Media? It felt more feminist to teenage me? Who knows. (Still a … Continue reading Motherhood, feminism, glass ceilings, work vs home & Jimmy Choos ❤️

My (very positive!) caesarean recovery

Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels.com It's taken me a while to get to writing this because 1) I didn't want to speak too soon; and 2) newborns are all-consuming! Apologies for the dodgy writing, I'm typing one handed with a sleeping baby on my lap and have no time to edit this post so … Continue reading My (very positive!) caesarean recovery

Our birth story ❤️

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com I always felt like birth was a really private, personal thing between mum, dad and baby but birth stories helped me so much during pregnancy I found that I couldn't wait to write mine up and share it. I always imagined I'd be posting this immediately, but newborn life is … Continue reading Our birth story ❤️

What’s in baby’s hospital bag?

Photo by Daria Shevtsova on Pexels.com It’s funny how many millions of these posts it feels like I read in early pregnancy, so when I had to pack my hospital bag and baby’s I knew exactly what I wanted to take 🙂 Boy was surprised I packed baby's bag properly and he didn't need to … Continue reading What’s in baby’s hospital bag?

What’s in my hospital bag

Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels.com I found all of the youtube videos and blogs on this topic so interesting just to be nosey about how everyone approaches packing their hospital bag (!) and super useful in working out what to take in mine, so I thought I'd do a similar post. I used the … Continue reading What’s in my hospital bag

Dream Birth Company review #Gifted

*all imagery from The Dream Birth Company website // The Dream Dad Handbook* I first found The Dream Birth Company aaaages ago, listening to the Madeleine Shaw 'Get Your Glow Back' podcast where founder Clodagh was interviewed by Maddy about her amazing mindful birthing company. (This was last year, when we knew we'd be trying … Continue reading Dream Birth Company review #Gifted